Chairperson’s Biography



Hassan Ahamed Chowdhury Kiron is the Chairperson of Debate For Democracy. Mr. Kiron was the founder secretary and President of Dhaka University Debating Society. He was also the Director of Bangladesh Television Debate program. He introduced English parliamentary debate in Bangladesh Television. Mr. Kiron was the founder Chairman of National Debate Federation (NDF) and currently he is acting as the Moderator of NDF. Mr. Kiron has more than 20 years of experience in organizing, conducting, facilitating, moderating and presenting debate. He has brought the debate to very close to the policy makers, program managers, planners and researchers.

Mohammad Hassan Ahamed Chowdhury Kiron is the Founder and Chairman of Debate for Democracy (DFD), a non government organization mainly conducts debate program across the country. He is the pioneer of expanding and institutionalizing debate among policy makers, and educational institutions, through mass media.

Mr. Kiron was the founder secretary and President of Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS). He was also the Director of Bangladesh Television Debate program. He introduced English parliamentary debate in Bangladesh Television. Mr. Kiron was also the founder Chairman of National Debate Federation (NDF) and currently he is acting as the Moderator of NDF.

Mr. Kiron has more than 25 years of experience in organizing, conducting, facilitating, moderating and presenting debate, the art of motivation. Along with BRAC and ATN Bangla, his organization Debate for Democracy has been organizing the country’s biggest debate competition ‘BITORKO BIKASH’ participated by 8000 Secondary Schools for the last 3 consecutive years. He has brought the Debate very close to the policy makers, program managers, planners and researchers.

Mr Kiron studied from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Completing his education he started business and quickly shined in different business sector. However, he is known for his outstanding contributions in organizing and institutionalizing debate.